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Mass surveillance just doesn’t work

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Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Dec 2014
Are the government's plans (or hopes) to collect information on everyone and everything infeasible? 

Is Bitcoin legal?

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Updated 27 Oct 2014
Most of the world’s largest economies allow Bitcoin transfers without restriction but others have outlawed the currency.

Sacred and secular

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Intermediate level Duration 1 hour Updated 04 Sep 2014
Leaders in the fields of religion, law and business discuss the complications when the three align.

Sacred and secular: Barry Bussey

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Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Aug 2014
Is religious doctrine still a given when it comes to rights and ethics? This video investigates that question.

Sacred and secular: Brett Scharffs

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Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Aug 2014
This video explores the corporate social responsibilities of business versus ethical beliefs.

Sacred and secular: Brian Grim

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Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Aug 2014
How stronger economy and greater innovation occurs when companies consider all religious groups.

Sacred and secular: Cole Durham

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Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 13 Aug 2014
Broader autonomy is needed in religious organisations, argues the director of International Center for Law and Religion Studies.

Sacred and secular: Iain Benson

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Intermediate level Duration 5 mins Updated 13 Aug 2014
Recognising differences is one way law and religion can complement eachother, says Professor Iain Benson. 

Sacred and secular: Jaclyn Neo

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Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Aug 2014
A focus on the Malaysian government's use of law and religion to exercise power.

Sacred and secular: Julian Rivers

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Intermediate level Duration 10 mins Updated 12 Aug 2014
Religious beliefs towards dress, sexuality and property versus secular law is discussed by Professor Julian Rivers.   

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry)

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Bachelor of Laws with Honours (graduate entry) Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Duration 2400 hours Updated 22 Dec 2014
If you’re already a graduate, with a first degree or masters degree in any subject from a UK university or recognised overseas university, you can...

Certificate of Higher Education Open

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Duration 1200 hours Updated 22 Dec 2014
If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this certificate course is ideal. It’s part of our unique Open...

BA/BSc Open degree

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Duration 3000 hours Updated 22 Dec 2014
Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a statistic we’re proud of – the BA/BSc Open is one of the most...

Diploma of Higher Education Open

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Duration 2400 hours Updated 22 Dec 2014
Studying at university level is not just about gaining a degree. We also offer a range of other qualifications, including Certificates and Diplomas...

Bachelor of Laws (Honours)

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Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Dec 2014
Studying law is stimulating in its own right, and it’s also a smart career move. If you want to practise law professionally, a law degree is a...

BA (Honours) Business Studies

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Duration 3600 hours Updated 22 Dec 2014
How do businesses develop strategies, handle risk and take decisions? What’s involved in essential business functions such as marketing, accounting...

An introduction to law in contemporary Scotland

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Introductory level Duration 150 hours Updated 22 Dec 2014 Register by 10 Sep 2015
Investigate key areas of the Scottish legal system, including laws relating to employment and children, and consider the role of the Scottish...

The law dissertation

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Masters level Duration 600 hours Updated 22 Dec 2014 Register by 23 Oct 2015
The Law Dissertation is the final element of the LLM and will support you in completing a research project based on your previous LLM studies.

Capacities for managing development

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Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 22 Dec 2014 Register by 31 Mar 2015
This module analyses development management, examines a range of tools for planning, managing and evaluating development, and investigates key...

Exploring legal meaning

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Exploring legal meaning Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University / Karen Parker Updated content
Masters level Duration 300 hours Updated 22 Dec 2014 Register by 23 Oct 2015
This course explores the place and meaning of law in the modern world and provides a broad understanding of how law works in different contexts.